Multi-instrumentalists Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter will perform a concert of rare instruments and stories at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the Glacier Unitarian Fellowship, 1515 Trumble Creek Road near Kalispell.
Lynne and Frankfurter will play two Celtic harps, the rare Swedish Nyckelharpa, and assorted instruments from the mandolin, cittern and bouzouki family. The audience will hear traditional instrumental music from Sweden and Ireland, as well as heartwarming original compositions blended with stories of humor and adventure.
Admission is $15. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4211896. For more information, call 755-9255.
The duo share a background as progressive rock musicians who later discovered a love for folk and world music on acoustic instruments. They are veteran street performers who hail from Oregon and now tour extensively, playing at performing arts centers and venues around the U.S., both as a duo and as collaborations with some of the biggest names in folk and world music. Audiences are spellbound and enchanted with their unique show of breathtaking music, both traditional and original, with remarkable stories entwined.
Lynne has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable, heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels that have repeatedly placed in the Top 10 and Top 20 on the Billboard New Age music charts. Lynne tours year round. Her work in therapeutic music and “Hands-on-Harps” programs have gained national recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal, and her music is heard throughout the award-winning PBS special “Alone in the Wilderness,” and many other soundtracks for commercial television and independent films.
Lynne performs regularly as a solo artist, and with Frankfurter, Patrick Ball and the Windham Hill tours. She was recently named one of the 50 most inspiring women by Los Angeles Magazine. www.lisalynne.com
Frankfurter went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic music. He began with classical violin at the age of 3; his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres.
Frankfurter has performed for Prince Charles as well as some of the worlds top international music festivals. He has 17 albums to his credit, works on film and television scores as composer and arranger, and continues to teach himself to play a variety of instruments, most recently the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa.
He earned his master’s in philosophy as he was becoming one of the most successful street performers in the U.S., which he’s been ever since.